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Parenting & Family Wellness

WSD offers a 30-day Parenting & Family Wellness program at a few facilities. The curricular content of the Parenting & Family Wellness program includes The Middle Way Parent Education Program, a communication-based, interactive program that supports the development of healthy family relationships. The program addresses compassionate assertiveness, empathic/active listening, empowerment and other skills to strengthen family relationships. Participants engage in an introspective process of positive personal change.

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Basic Academic Program
Special Education Program
Title I Program
English as a Second Language Program (ESL)
CHANGES II Program
Cognitive Intervention Program
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program

 

Perspectives and Solutions

A 15-day program entitled Perspectives and Solutions is offered at intake facilities. In this progressive program, students explore cultural diversity, personal identity, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination (including racial, ethnic, religious, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical disability). Students also receive extensive exposure to problem solving techniques.

Additional Information:

Basic Academic Program
Special Education Program
Title I Program
English as a Second Language Program (ESL)
CHANGES II Program
Cognitive Intervention Program
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program

 

Technology education supports job training

Technology education supports job training - Andy Taylor (left), director of Alliance/Partnership Management for Pearson North America, meets with WSD Superintendent Dr. Clint Carpenter during a recent Correctional Education Association conference in San Antonio.  Pearson North America, an international education publishing and assessment service, supports Windham efforts to prepare offenders for post-release careers through high-level job training.

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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Interim Superintendent (936) 291-5303

    The Superintendent of the Windham School District has legal responsibility for all operations of the school district and reports directly to the Windham School Board (Texas Board of Criminal Justice). The authority to operate the schools within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice was established in Texas Education Code, Chapter 19. The Superintendent's support staff includes:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Administrative Assistant (936) 291-5303

    The Administrative Assistant provides clerical support, coordinates scheduling, and maintains school board records.

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , General Counsel (936) 291-5304

    The General Counsel of Legal Services advises the Superintendent on various legal issues in order to ensure district compliance with all applicable state and federal legal requirements.

    Public Information Officer

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Public Information Officer (936) 291-5307

    The Public Information Officer publicizes news and accomplishments of the staff and students of the Windham School District to campuses within the district as well as to the outside media and public. This includes:

    ·          Publishing brochures, pamphlets, and other materials to promote better understanding of goals, programs or operations of the Windham School District.

    ·          Contributing news to the monthly inmate newspaper, The ECHO, as well as to other publications.

    ·          Serving as a resource person to schools and other departments in the preparation of publications and public information materials.

    ·          Assisting the Superintendent in coordinating various aspects of the District's public relations effort.

    ·          Photographing special events, students, staff, and programs.

    ·          Serving as a liaison between WSD and the news media by providing news releases, answering requests for information, coordinating interviews and visits, and organizing media conferences.

    ·          Receiving inquiries, correspondence, and visitors to the District, thereby assisting the public in gaining a better understanding of the programs of WSD.

    ·          Supervising production of The ECHO, TDCJ's offender newspaper.

    ·          Coordinating WSD’s statewide teacher recognition initiative: The Lane Murray Excellence in Teaching Award.

    Charlene Moriarty, Administrative Assistant (936) 291-5304

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Success Stories

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"You are inspiring people you haven’t even met!"

Success Story IconWelding Success Story -
"I'm thankful for the welding program I was allowed to take while locked up".

Success Story IconTo a WSD welding teacher from a former offender student -
"I got a job welding and I had to write and just thank you so much for putting me ahead of the game."

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"I talk to them about how important education is and how hard I'm trying to prove that to them."

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Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Texas State Board of Education Chair Barbara Cargill congratulates GED recipients during Spring, 2014, ceremonies. “I am very impressed with the program and with the commitment of the staff and teachers,” she said.
Students at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit strengthen writing skills during a literacy class.

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